The Irishman (novel)

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The Irishman
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First edition
Author Elizabeth O'Conner
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
Publisher Angus and Robertson, Australia
Publication date
1960
Media typePrint (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages318pp
Preceded by 
Followed byFind a Woman 

The Irishman (1960) is a Miles Franklin Award-winning novel by Australian author Elizabeth O'Conner.

Contents

Story outline

The novel follows the experiences of Paddy Doolan, an Irish horse wagoner and his son Michael in the Gulf Country of north-eastern Australia. [1] It is set in the early 1920s when horse-drawn transport was challenged by the advent of motor vehicles and aircraft—change which Doolan cannot accept. [2]

Film adaptation

In 1978, the book was adapted for the screen and directed by Donald Crombie in a film of the same name. The film featured Michael Craig, Simon Burke and Robyn Nevin in the lead roles. [3]

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References

  1. Middlemiss, Perry "The Irishman", 11 September 2001. Accessed 10 July 2015
  2. Hill, Lisa "The Irishman, by Elizabeth O’Conner" at nzlitlovers.com, 19 April 2012. Accessed 10 July 2015
  3. Internet Movie DataBase - The Irishman (1978)
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
The Big Fellow
Miles Franklin Award recipient
1960
Succeeded by
Riders in the Chariot